Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Combining stunning turquoise ocean with awe-inspiring desert landscapes, the Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa is located on the northern coast of the Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Exceptional luxury coupled with world-class service and a choice of fantastic activities will guarantee a holiday you’ll never forget.

Sumptuous accommodation

Featuring fabulous artwork and traditional furnishings, not to mention staggering views of the Arabian Gulf or tropical gardens, each of the resort’s sumptuous rooms and suites oozes luxury. Basic amenities include private balconies, rain showers and minibars. Meanwhile, private plunge pools, direct beach access and outdoor showers are all potential extras.

Taste the world

The resort boasts three superb restaurants to choose from. Al Shams offers a delicious selection of authentic Arabian dishes, while Amwaj serves up delectable seafood beside the pristine beach. Be sure to taste the Palm’s excellent buffet breakfast, where everything from the cuisine to the décor is firmly Middle Eastern. For a change of scenery, why not head to one of Anantara’s other two resorts on the island and sample the Italian cuisine at Olio or African delicacies at Savannah Grill and Lounge? You can even design your very own dining experience, tailored to your every wish.

Make your holiday your own

Rest, relax and revitalise at the wondrous Anantara Spa. Indulge in one of the fabulous treatments, which include a range of invigorating scrubs, soothing body wraps and energising massages. For something extra special, why not choose to enjoy your treatment beside the sea on one of the Spa Beach Cabanas?

Cool off by taking a dip in the resort’s glorious infinity pool surrounded by lush gardens, or take advantage of the tennis and fitness facilities. Soak up the sun on the gorgeous white sands, snorkel in the crystalline waters or explore the coastline on horseback.

Children's Club Spa Infinity pool Swimming Pool Watersports Excursions Fitness Centre Hiking Horse-Riding Kayaking Tennis

before you go

Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip

The Essentials

Transfers are a 21/2 hour drive from Abu Dhabi Airport and 20 minute boat transfer / 64 Rooms & Suites / Dine Around Concept in 5 Resturants on the Island with Free Transfers / Spa / Fitness Centre / Children Welcome with Club for ages 3-11 years

When to travel

During the cooler months of November to May.

How to get there

British Airways fly direct from London Heathrow in less than 7 hours. Etihad Airways also have a direct service from several UK airports.

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 26 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 26 years in travel industry
Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 37 years in travel industry

Have you ever wondered about the team behind your holiday? Our expert team are always on hand and invite you to give them a call to discuss your perfect holiday with Azure.

We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

01244 322770
Opening Hours
  • Monday-Friday - 9am-5:30pm
  • Saturday - 9:30am-1:00pm
  • Sunday - Closed

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